Taiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers said on Wednesday, as pressure grows to improve animal welfare after a spate of cruelty cases that stirred public outrage.
The United States, South Korea, and Japan have reportedly started a three-day joint military exercise on the Korean Peninsula to simulate countering a North Korean submarine-launched missile attack.
The US state of Alaska can be a possible target for North Korea’s missiles, a senior US commander has warned, asking for the state’s military budget to increase.
US military action against North Korea is an "option on the table," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stated, adding that Washington's "strategic patience" with the isolated country has ended.
The Saudi king has cancelled a scheduled visit to the politically-troubled atoll nation of the Maldives because of an outbreak of swine flu in its capital, the government in Male announced on Friday.
Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to plead guilty and pay $892 million to settle with US authorities over allegations it violated US laws restricting the sale of American-made technology to Iran, the company said on Tuesday.
North Korea has reportedly launched four ballistic missiles, three of which have landed into the Sea of Japan, in an area where Tokyo claims as its sovereign territory.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that his government has called on the US to evacuate the Kurds from Manbij in Aleppo province immediately, rejecting an agreement between the Kurds and Damascus government to surrender the Western Manbij regions to the Syrian army.
Islamic State militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and "shed blood like rivers", according to a jihadist-tracking firm, in what experts said marked the first IS threat against Chinese targets.